Add-On Options

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re going with the Signature, Custom, or Elopement Package, you can upgrade with the following options:

Rehearsal Attendance ($200)

The wedding rehearsal usually takes place at the venue on the day before the wedding. It is a time for the couple and the wedding party to practice for the big day (and socialize and get acquainted too!). It also provides a fun and casual atmosphere for you and the wedding party to connect with your Officiant and iron out any wrinkles before show time!

Your Officiant will attend and direct your wedding rehearsal, but will not attend the rehearsal dinner, which typically takes place immediately after the rehearsal. The average rehearsal time is 45 minutes if everyone is on time and focused.

During the rehearsal, the details of the ceremony will be reviewed and practiced, including the order of the processional and recessional (how everyone walks in and out), the handing off of the bride, the music cues, and where and how everyone will stand when they arrive up front. The transitions and cues for the various parts of the ceremony are also reviewed without going through the entire script word-for-word.

Some wedding coordinators play a larger role in the rehearsal than others. Regardless of whether or not you have a coordinator, your Officiant is happy to either take the lead or just a supporting role to make sure that your wedding day goes off without a hitch (except for one!). Often times, a wedding coordinator looks to the Officiant for guidance when it comes to certain details.

Witnesses for Elopements ($60 Each)

It is a legal requirement in NC to have two adult witness present during the wedding ceremony and to sign both copies of the marriage license afterwards. If you are unable to bring 2 adult witness, we can provide them for $60 each. Alternatively, our Elopement Package includes a photographer and musician who can serve as witnesses for no additional fee. 

Holiday Fee ($105)

We can usually accommodate holiday weddings and rehearsals, but in order to compensate our officiants for missing out on plans with family and friends, we charge an additional fee if your wedding or rehearsal falls on one of the following days:

  • New Years Day & Eve
  • Valentines Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas & Christmas Eve

Professional Elopement Photography

We work with several top-notch photographers who provide affordable rates for elopements and small weddings. Booking a photographer through us may be right for you if you are looking for a simple and easy way to capture the magic of your special day.

one hour session ($550)

  • One hour of the photographer’s time and talent on location
  • Post-production professional editing of best 15-20 shots
  • Your choice of 10 final digital images in two formats: high resolution for printing, and web versions for sharing online (no prints included)
  • Access to a private online gallery where you will select your final images
  • Option of purchasing additional images for $25 each

two hour session ($875)

  • Two hours of the photographer’s time and talent on location
  • Post-production professional editing of best 30-40 shots
  • Your choice of 20 final digital images in two formats: high resolution for printing, and web versions for sharing online (no prints included)
  • Access to a private online gallery where you will select your final images
  • Option of purchasing additional images for $25 each

Live Wedding music ($350)

For smaller weddings or elopements in the Asheville area, we can provide a professional musician to play before and after your ceremony. This is for up to 1 hour of beautiful preselected wedding music, including prelude music, processional songs, and post-ceremony music. There’s no substitute for the effect that live music can have on the overall experience of your special day!

 

  • The musician will be Sam Irvin, classical guitarist, when available. If he is not available for your date, one of his associates will play violin, flute or another instrument.
  • Upgrade to 2 hours or for $500
  • Duets also available
  • Sample Songlist
  • More info & audio samples

Travel Fees

Travel fees may apply depending on how far your officiant, photographer, or musician has to travel. These fees will be included in your quote after you submit your Contact Form